And to give you an initial idea of what our checklist contains, here are the key points.
Back up your data securely
Before plunging into your computer's cleaning operation, take a few moments to back up your essential data! You'll gain peace of mind, avoiding any potential loss during the process. 👏
Uninstall unnecessary programs
Free up space on your hard disk by uninstalling unused or unknown programs. Follow our detailed guides to uninstalling programs on Windows and Mac, and (re)give your computer the space it needs to breathe. 🌬️
A cluttered hard disk can slow down your computer considerably. Use your operating system's built-in cleaning tools to identify and remove unnecessary files. We'll guide you step-by-step through these processes, on both Windows and Mac. 💻
Disable startup programs
Some programs launch automatically at startup, which can delay the startup of your computer. ⏲️
Deactivate non-essential programs. We give you detailed instructions on how to do it!
Protect your system against online threats
An antivirus is your shield against malware. If you don't already have one, download and install reliable antivirus software. Make sure you also run regular scans to keep your computer system totally secure. 🛡️